The planning committee for Otter Tail County, MN announced this week that Lund Boats was selected the premiere boat sponsor for the 2020 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener. A new Lund 1875 Impact XS with Mercury 150 HP 4-Stroke engine will be used as a raffle and the Minnesota Governor and Lieutenant Governor will both be fishing from a 1975 Pro V Limited at next year's celebration in Otter Tail County.
Minnesota has a long-standing tradition for celebrating the fishing opener and this will mark the 73rd Annual Governor's Fishing Opener. The event will be held May 7-11, 2020 in Otter Tail County and will consist of several great activities such as a public celebration and picnic at Phelps Mill Park planned for Friday, May 8th as well as a free online Fishing Derby from midnight until 4pm on Saturday, May 9th. The annual event is coordinated by Explore Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and a new host community each year.
"It is an extreme honor for Lund Boats to be selected by the planning committee as the premiere Boat of the 2020 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener on Otter Tail Lake. With Lund's deep tradition in the sport of angling and our passion for fishing, we're truly excited to work with Otter Tail County to make this year's fishing opener event a tremendous success," said Jason Oakes, director of marketing for Lund Boats.
"We are ecstatic to have Lund on board," said Erik Osberg, planning committee Chair. "What a great way to celebrate the rich tradition of fishing in Minnesota. Lund Boats means a lot to the local economy and the sport of angling. We are proud to have them as a partner."